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  1. McDonald’s to phase-out plastic straws in UK and Ireland
    McDonald’s to phase-out plastic straws in UK and Ireland 15 Jun 2018

    This could be the final straw. McDonald’s will bring forward plans to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives in all of its UK and Irish restaurants.

    Europe,Policy
  2. Legal & General divests from companies failing on climate change
    Legal & General divests from companies failing on climate change 15 Jun 2018

    One of the Europe’s largest asset managers is taking strong action against global companies which aren’t doing enough to address climate change.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  3. Samsung Electronics commits to 100% renewable energy
    Samsung Electronics commits to 100% renewable energy 15 Jun 2018

    Samsung has become the latest international company to take the significant step towards obtaining 100 percent of its energy from clean sources.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy
  4. Renault to commit €1 billion in boosting electric vehicle capacity
    Renault to commit €1 billion in boosting electric vehicle capacity 15 Jun 2018

    Renault Group has announced a major investment in the production of electric vehicles in France.

    Europe,Transport
  5. European banks launch green mortgage pilot scheme
    European banks launch green mortgage pilot scheme 14 Jun 2018

    A group of 37 major European banks are joining forces to launch a new energy efficiency scheme.

    Europe,Finance,Smart Cities
  6. EU sets new 32% renewable energy target for 2030
    EU sets new 32% renewable energy target for 2030 14 Jun 2018

    The EU has approved a new goal to increase its ambitions on renewable energy over the next decade.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  7. Recycling can provide 70% of the UK’s demand for plastic
    Recycling can provide 70% of the UK’s demand for plastic 14 Jun 2018

    A new report from Green Alliance has found the untapped opportunities for the UK to source most of its plastic demand from recycling.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy
  8. Antarctic ice loss increases to 200 billion tonnes a year
    Antarctic ice loss increases to 200 billion tonnes a year 14 Jun 2018

    A major international study has found a tripling of ice loss in Antarctica over the past five years.

    Antarctica,Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  9. India on course to hit renewable energy target before 2022
    India on course to hit renewable energy target before 2022 13 Jun 2018

    India’s Power Minister has told reporters that he expects the country to hit its 175 gigawatt renewable energy target “well before 2022”.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy
  10. Reports: Germany set to miss 2020 climate targets
    Reports: Germany set to miss 2020 climate targets 13 Jun 2018

    An official Government report will show that Germany has missed its 2020 target to cut carbon emissions.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy

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